The son of former President Jacob Zuma, Duduzane, has been elected chairperson of an ANC branch in Durban. He received overwhelming support for the role at a branch biennial general meeting of the Newlands Ward 11 ANC branch.
This is the first step in Zuma’s self-stated ambition to become a future ANC president.
His campaign began six months ago, and branch members had initially negotiated to make him secretary of the branch, but he refused.
“Looking at the regional conference that is upcoming, that is due to be held by the end of February, it basically tells you that Duduzane Zuma, who is the son of former president Jacob Zuma, being elected as the branch chairperson of his ward in Newlands is part of those who are aligned to the former president, who are trying to make a political comeback, within that particular province,” says SABC News senior political reporter Samkele Maseko.
Duduzane Zuma elected ANC branch chairperson of Ward 11 in Newlands East, Durban: